Suspects sought in recent Frederick burglaries

Suspects sought in recent Frederick burglaries

A handful of local businesses in Frederick have become targets for recent burglaries, after police say their windows were smashed and money was taken.
FREDERICK, Md. -- The Frederick Police Department says five local businesses were burglarized early Thursday morning.

Police are calling it a “burglary spree,” and say they’ve been able to determine the burglaries are related because of the suspects.

“One, the method of entry or attempted entry by breaking a front window, all of them had a window broken or attempted to be broken, and we had video surveillance that shows two suspects in the two separate locations that appear to be similar,” said Lt. Clark Pennington of the Frederick Police Department.

The owners at the Asian Supermarket on West Patrick Street installed an alarm system and security cameras after the supermarket became a target years ago.

“We’ve been here almost 11 years, and three times it has happened. This is the third time they broke the door, but they [didn’t] get in this time, the past two times they got in and took money,” said Rachel Bur of the Asian Supermarket.

This time the suspects, as seen in surveillance video, were able to make away with some money from Jimmy’s Cleaners. Jimmy’s is a few stores down from the Asian Supermarket, in the same shopping center. All of the businesses burglarized are on West Patrick Street.

The Asian Supermarket isn’t alone in taking precautions by beefing up their security.

“There had been a past break in and it did spook me a bit, so we put in a surveillance system that watches our doors and their doors,” said local business owner Brian Wetcher.

Neighboring businesses and others in the area say it’s time for the community to come together to find out who is responsible for these crimes.

Police are releasing little information about what was taken, and it's value. 

The Frederick Police Department continues to investigate, anyone with information is asked to contact them.

Tips can be reported anonymously to the department at (301)600-TIPS.

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